Posts tagged ‘Being Latino’

November 15, 2011

Paradise lost: navigating the world of childhood sexual abuse

by Nick Baez

When working with an at-risk population of adolescents, listening to stories of triumph and tragedy makes a person appreciate the resilience of our youth. However, I have also heard many stories of profound trauma and pain, stories that have admittedly kept me awake at night, questioning my faith in human beings.

I estimate that over the past three years alone, a good 85 percent of my clinical cases have involved some form of trauma, and many of those have involved childhood sexual abuse (CSA).

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October 31, 2011

The baby curse?

by Cindy Tovar

When you’re pregnant, it’s good to feel optimistic. You want to imagine that nothing bad could ever happen to your baby. “My pregnancy will be smooth,” you tell yourself, “and my baby will be healthy.” You maintain this optimism until your relatives comes to visit and start giving you warnings.

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October 31, 2011

In not-so-shocking news: Michele Bachmann will not help children of immigrants

– via MSNBC

Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann waded into a sensitive area of immigration policy Saturday during a somewhat charged exchange at a campaign stop in southeast Iowa.

Bachmann entered an extended exchange with a college student (and Democrat) over how to handle the immigrants who are brought to the U.S. illegally as children.

After finishing a speech that focused in part on repealing the federal health care law and overhauling the tax code, Bachmann opened the floor to questions from the 100 or so people gathered at Smokey Row restaurant.

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October 31, 2011

Anonymous threat to Zeta Mexican drug cartel: “… we’ll expose your identities…” (video)

via Houston Chronicle — An international group of online hackers is warning a Mexican drug cartel to release one of its members, kidnapped from a street protest, or it will publish the identities and addresses of the syndicate’s associates, from corrupt police to taxi drivers, as well as reveal the syndicates’ businesses.

The vow is a bizarre cyber twist to Mexico’s ongoing drug war, as a group that has no guns is squaring off against the Zetas, a cartel blamed for thousands of deaths as well as introducing beheadings and other frightening brutality.

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October 26, 2011

Moreno, Leguizamo talk Latin life in ‘Hollywouldn’t’

– via NPR

Rita Moreno — the only Latino performer to win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony — is reprising some of her most memorable characters in a solo show at the Berkeley Repertory Theater. Up the coast in Los Angeles, John Leguizamo, who co-starred opposite Al Pacino in Carlito’s Way and voiced Sid the sloth in the animated Ice Age films, is performing another of his acclaimed solo shows. And while their Hollywood success came 40 years apart, the two say they encountered many of the same hurdles.

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October 19, 2011

Who is on the Texas Rangers bandwagon now?

– via Latino Fox News

via Fox News (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Amid all the celebration when Nelson Cruz hoisted his ALCS MVP trophy, perhaps few in the Texas Rangers‘ extended family were more elated than general manager Jon Daniels.

Before the Dominican outfielder’s hard work culminated with the virtuoso performance against the Detroit Tigers in this year’s playoffs, he was an oft-injured player whom certain people considered sending to Japan.

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October 19, 2011

Your cheating heart: iPhone App finds wife with another man

– via ABS News

When Apple released its new iOS 5 operating system to go with its iPhone 4S, it touted a new app called “Find My Friends” as a great way to track and meet up with friends. If they agree, you can see their locations on a map on your screen.

But the app’s enterprising customers are apparently already finding other uses. If the online posts appearing on a chat forum at MacRumors.com are for real, “Find My Friends” may have already claimed its first marriage.

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October 19, 2011

Facebook rules of romance

by Cindy Tovar

You may think there’s a difference between the you on Facebook and the you in real life, but for a lot of people they’re one and the same. Facebook has become such a big part of our lives that it has even begun to affect the way we carry on a relationship. Nowadays, when we begin to date someone new, we must consider that we’re not only dating the person, we’re dating their Facebook persona as well. And there are some things that need to be considered.

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October 19, 2011

Mexican drug cartels recruiting Texas children

– via Yahoo News

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) – Texas law enforcement officials say several Mexican drug cartels are luring youngsters as young as 11 to work in their smuggling operations.

Steven McCraw, director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, told Reuters the drug gangs have a chilling name for the young Texans lured into their operations.

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October 19, 2011

Occupying and growing 28 days later

by Luna Garcia

It has been almost a month since the occupation of lower Manhattan started. The protest began on September 17, when a few hundred people gathered around Bowling Green waving their pieces of cardboard with slogans that, by now we’re all familiar with, like “We are the 99%” and “People over profit”.  Since then, protesters have not left Liberty Plaza and its surroundings. They settled in. People are practically living in the park, which by now has been mapped and divided by sections (medical, media, kitchen, assembly, they even have a library).

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